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LAGNIAPPE Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 8, 2012 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road  PARISH STAFF Pastor Deacon Deacon Director of Religious Education Religious Education Assistant Director of Youth Ministry Receptionists/Secretaries Director of Social Responsibility Facilities Manager Music Director SJV School Principal Assistant Principal Assistant Principal Director of Preschool Asst. Dir. of Preschool

PARISH OFFICE Phone Fax Website E-Mail

Rev. Tom Ranzino Rev. Mr. Brent Duplessis Rev. Mr. Dan Borne Mrs. Denise Louviere Mrs. Betty Wright Mr. Craig Baker Ms. Belinda Smith Mrs. Mickie Marchiafava Mrs. Lori Aucoin Mr. Terry Blackwell Mrs. Karen Ullo Ms. Wendy Gilmore Mrs. Cherie Robinson Ms. Theresa Cannon Mrs. Amie Williams Mrs. Dana Sunseri

753.7950 753.7965


Monday thru Thursday 8:30 AM—6:00 PM Friday 8:30 AM—4:00 PM  RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE Phone 751. 2926 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM—4:00 PM  SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OFFICE Phone 751. 0502 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM—4:00 PM  SJV PAROCHIAL SCHOOL Phone 751.1831 Hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM—4:00 PM  PRESCHOOL Phone 752.5356 Hours Monday thru Friday 9:15 AM—2:00 PM

MASS TIMES Saturday Sunday

4:00 PM Vigil 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM & 5:30 PM Weekdays Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:15 AM  SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Monday & Friday 8:15 AM Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00 AM Saturdays 2:45 PM—3:30 PM All others times by appointment only.  BAPTISMS Please call the parish office in the early months of pregnancy.  WEDDINGS Contact parish priest at least six months prior to anticipated date of wedding.  CARE OF THE SICK Notify the parish office of homebound and hospitalized.  PRAYER REQUESTS Contact Mrs. Theresa Himel at 755.3709 or email at PARISH MISSION STATEMENT Our mission as the Body of Christ in the parish of St. Jean Vianney is to model the love of Jesus by discerning and doing God’s will, consciously Sharing the Word and Eucharist at worship, educating in faith all ages, evangelizing our parishioners for Christ’s mission, and serving justly God’s people, our sisters and brothers within our parish boundaries, our larger Baton Rouge community, and into the world.

LIFE TOGETHER Dear Friends, The Holy Day collections each year help fund the many parish ministries of Social Responsibility. This year the Holy Days of January 1st, Mary, Mother of God and the Feast of the Ascension [transferred to Sunday, May 20th] fell on a Sunday; Social Responsibility ministries did not receive any of the funds collected. Therefore, we will have an opportunity next weekend, on July 14th-15th, to designate our contributions directly to the ministries of Social Responsibility with a 2nd collection to be offered at all of the Masses. Your generous support is so appreciated. Our parish does very good work in the area of Christian Initiation, i.e., adult preparation for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist. This is done through the Rites of Christian Initiation, RCIA, also called the Catechumenate. Our RCIA team faithfully serves each Wednesday night at 7:00pm, ready to receive any adult who is interested in moving in this area of initiation. This coming week, some of our Team will be involved in the Diocesan RCIA Steering Committee’s work to help oversee the Diocesan effort in initiation. St. Jean Vianney helps provide leadership in this area of Church life within the parish and in the Diocese. I thank the Team members for their faithful service. During the summer we will begin hearing Gospels from St. John called the “Bread of Life “ series. These Gospels will give insights into the Eucharistic life we share. This will serve as reminders about how we receive Holy Communion and why we do so. It is also a good time for those who do not receive Holy Communion to think about why this may be so. Why don’t you come and talk with me and lets see what we can do together. The Eucharist is the center of Catholic faith: we believe that Jesus gave us this way to intimately remember him. Consider this special time of grace as a weekly retreat into the heart of Christ. Blessings in the week ahead….. Love,

We extend our sympathy to the following parishioners who recently lost a loved one:

 To the family of Pat Callies.

UPCOMING TRIP TO SCOTLAND AND IRELAND Fr. Tom will be helping to lead a trip to Scotland and Ireland September 5-16, 2012, along with Art History Professor Dr. Marchita Mauck and Fr. Don Neumann, chaplain at Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. The trip will include visiting Edinburgh, Inverness, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Newgrange, Knowth, Kildare, Kilkenny, the Cliffs of Moher. For complete travel information see the brochures on the bookrack in Church, at the Parish website, or call Fr. Tom at the Parish Office.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY NEWS Special Collection for Social Responsibility Ministries – July 14 & 15 The Holy Day collections each year help to fund the many parish ministries of Social Responsibility. This year the Holy Days of January 1st, Mary, Mother of God, and the Feast of the Ascension (being transferred to Sunday, May 20th) fell on a Sunday and Social Responsibility did not receive any of the funds collected. Therefore, we will have an opportunity next weekend, on July 14 & 15, to designate our contributions directly to the ministries of Social Responsibility with a 2nd collection to be offered at all of the Masses. Your generous support is appreciated. CHRISTIAN INITIATION If you are an unbaptized adult or child over the age of seven who is desiring baptism into Christ; an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Christian and would like to become a Catholic; or an adult or child over the age of seven already baptized as a Catholic but has never received First Communion, we can help you. The process is called RCIA [Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults], or the Catechumenate. If you would like to pursue this in any way, call the Parish Office at 753.7950.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education Registrations: Please remember to register your child/children in our Rel. Ed. classes if you have not done so for the 2012-13 school year. We do not automatically register your child if they attended classes last year. For more info, call 751.2926. Class schedules for the school year are posted on the church web site. Rel. Ed. Teacher Meetings: Children’s Church Teachers: Tues., Sept. 4th @ 7 PM Parish Office Elem. /Jr. High Teachers: Mon., Sept. 10th @ 7 PM School Library High School/ Confirmation Team: Sun., Aug. 26th @ 6:45 PM Parish Office

*** Confirmation Registration ***

All 11th grade students of the parish (Catholic, Public & Private schools) must be registered in the parish Confirmation program in order to be eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in April. Parents of these students are required to attend a Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 29th @ 7 PM in the parish hall. Please contact the Office of Rel. Ed at 751.2926 for further information. Please note: All 9th graders who are enrolled in a catholic high school should register now to be enrolled in the parish Confirmation program. Registration forms are available in the parish office or by calling 751.2926.

Parish Stewardship Summary Fiscal Year to Date July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2012 Due to the 4th of July, your financial stewardship will be in next weeks bulletin. Hospital Visitor: Visitor to patients in Ochsner Hospital offering spiritual support outside of Mass. (Schedule developed based on need.) The people said: “Where did this man get all this? Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary?” (Mark 6:1-6)

Youth Group Summer Schedule Sunday nights following the 5:30pm mass July 8th - Ultimate Frisbee July 29th - Water Night

PICTURES ARE IN If you have not picked up your child’s First Eucharist or Confirmation pictures from the parish office, please do so. You may contact the Office of Religious Ed at 751.2926.

DOING GOOD WORK Austin Wendt, a junior at St. Michael High School, was chosen to represent Louisiana at the Hugh O’Brien Leadership Conference this July in Chicago. Austin also received a $1000 scholarship to help fund this trip. Congratulations, Austin.

PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS The Parish Office hours will be Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. We are closed from 12 noon until 1:00pm for lunch.

Go to to get your online copy of Stewardship Today, a monthly publication for parishioners to embrace the importance of stewardship in daily living.

HOMEBOUND If you are homebound or know of anyone who is, and would like to receive communion each week, we ask that you please call the parish office at 753.7950.

ADORATION “NOT JUST ANOTHER MEETING” All are invited on Tuesdays to continue their worship and love of God at adoration. It is a visit, not a meeting. A visit of ‘love to love’. Bring whatever is in your heart and soul and leave it at the feet of the Lord for HE will be at yours. “Adoration for the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth”. -Mother Theresa Join Deacon Brent Duplessis every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm for Eucharistic Adoration. Taking special time with our Lord is a great way to grow closer to Him.

ST. JEAN VIANNEY CATHOLIC PRESCHOOL The preschool is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Our program is in operation Monday through Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm.Classes are being offered for two, three, and four year old students. Parents also have an option of “Preschool Plus”, an extended day program. Preschool Plus is available mornings from 7:25am to 9:00am and afternoons from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Applications may be picked up in the preschool office or downloaded from the preschool website. For more information call the office at 752-5356.

MASS TIMES ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES If you are traveling, there is a website to get the name of a church and mass times—

VOCATION Thinking about life as a religious priest, sister or brother? Come to Life Awareness, a weekend of discerning about a religious vocation. Open to SINGLE Catholics between the ages of 17 to 40, August 31 - September 2, 2012 at St. Charles Center, Diocese of Lake Charles, 2151 Sam Houston Jones Parkway, Lake Charles, Louisiana. The fee is $25.00 for the weekend. (Scholarship funds are available.) For more information contact: Fr. Matt Dupré, Vocation Director 225-336-8778 or email,, or go to to register on-line.

2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR HELP NEED St. Jean Vianney Extended Care Help Needed Looking for mature dependable people (college student or older), to work part-time with St. Jean Vianney Extended Care. Moms are welcome and may bring their children. Extended Care hours of operations are from 2:15pm-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Caregivers are usually scheduled to work 3 or 4 afternoons a week, however it is possible to work fewer days or to be available as an ‘on call’ substitute. Duties consist of preparing snacks, calling roll, supervising homework, and supervising play. Interested persons may contact Charlyn Bliss at (work) 753-7644, or pick up an employment application from the St. Jean Vianney Preschool office. Extended Care is located at 16166 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge. We will begin taking applications in June and start interviewing the week of July 5th.

A REFLECTION ON THIS WEEK’S GOSPEL Fourteenth Sunday Ordinary Time Gospel: Mark 6:1 – 6 Reflection: Denise Louviere Jesus had problems with his own family and community. He said, “A prophet is despised only in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house”. Where there is no acceptance of faith, people can do nothing. The preconception prevents this. Even if Jesus wanted to do something, he couldn’t, and he was amazed at the lack of faith by the people. For this reason, behind the closed door of his own community, he began to teach as he toured the villages. His experience of rejection, led him to change his practice. Sadly, today’s Gospel tells us that the closed minds of the people limited Jesus’ power to help them. Do our closed minds about some people limit God’s power to improve our lives? When was I surprised by an insight or action of another whom I thought I knew everything about? “Lord, this week help me to……….”

SJV CALENDAR Monday, July 9 Tuesday, July 10 7:00pm Adoration 7:00pm Christ Renews His Parish Men Wednesday, July 11 Bulletin Articles Due for June July 21 & 22 7:00pm RCIA 7:30PM Choir

Thursday, July 12 6:30pm KC Mtg. Friday, July 13 Saturday, July 14 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time Sunday, July 15 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time Monday, July 16

MASS INTENTIONS Monday, July 9 8:30am Darrel Ledoux Tuesday, July 10 6:15am All Souls Wednesday, July 11 6:15am Molly Langlois 8:30am Thursday, July 12 6:15 Communion Service Friday, July 13 8:30am Emile Jacquin Claire Goudeau

Saturday, July 14 4:00pm Yvonne Kirn Louise Serio Harold Applin Malcolm Caillier Ron Henzen Sunday, July 15 7:30am For Parishioners of SJV 9:30am Jerry McKernan 11:30am Gordon Walls 5:30pm

SANCTUARY LAMP REMEMBER ST. JEAN VIANNEY PARISH IN YOUR WILL If this parish has meaning to you and your family, then please consider remembering St. Jean Vianney Parish in your will. Call Fr. Tom for information. (753.7950)

(07/09–07/15) Dr. Etta Finn

AUTOMATIC BANK DRAFT Automatic Bank Draft is available as an option for your weekly or monthly tithing and building fund contribution. Please call 753.7950, or come by the parish office for more information.


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